Red Cross appeals for donations ahead of winter


Marjorie Mudford, Ricki Dunning, Lia Di Giacomo. The Red Cross is hoping for an influx of donations to support its services.
Marjorie Mudford, Ricki Dunning, Lia Di Giacomo. The Red Cross is hoping for an influx of donations to support its services.

PEOPLE turning over their wardrobe this winter should think twice before throwing their pre-loved items away, according to the Red Cross.

With winter on the horizon, Red Cross Shops lead Richard Wood said they were waiting with open arms for garments people no longer wear.

“For people who love fashion and are looking to freshen up their look, think twice before throwing pre-loved items away as Red Cross Shops will gladly take them,” he said.

“Every year Australians make a big contribution to the environment by donating clothing to Red Cross Shops and saving it from going to landfill.”

He said winter coats, boots and jumpers were perfect for resale, meaning less landfill and extra money for their services.

“The money raised from your knitted scarves and fleecy jumpers can be turned into a daily phone call to help elderly Australians stay safe and independent at home,” he said.

“They could be used to provide a shower and a hot meal for a teenager facing homelessness, or clean drinking water for communities living in poverty.”

To find your nearest stores, visit redcross.org.au/shop.

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